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Five Ways to Manage Stress While in College

Stressors are common everywhere, especially if you are continuing your education while managing responsibilities such as work, family, and/or daily obligations. Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we decided to pull together a guide of five ways to manage stress while in college. Ready? Let’s go!

Truly Rest

You deserve to rest. Focusing on both the quality of your sleep and reaching target hours can improve a variety of health benefits. From reducing stress to improving your mood, studies show that students who get enough sleep perform better in their studies.

Procrastinating, No Thank You!

“I’ll study in a few hours,” I’m sure we’ve all said this phrase before. Procrastination may feel good at the moment but typically leads to stress once you realize you still have tasks to complete. By learning to manage your time, you can avoid unnecessary stress. Create a schedule, implement a calendar for your coursework, and find something that works for you!

Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise releases endorphins that improve your overall cognitive abilities. You don’t have to run a 5K or spend hours in a gym to exercise regularly. Taking a short walk, yoga, or even stretching can lead to health benefits and help relieve tension. 

Connect with Classmates

You’re not alone. Hundreds of students share similar experiences with you on a daily basis. A support system is important while in school because surrounding yourself with those you can confide in can provide relief and help you stay calm when things are busy.

Reach out for Help

It’s okay to ask for help; you have a support system behind you to ensure your success. Professors, career advisors, mentors, tutors, and more are available to help if you’re struggling with a concept, need help writing a paper, or preparing for a job interview. Utilize the resources available to you; that’s what they are there for!

At Bryan University, we are here for you. 

We provide several resources for our students while they are enrolled and beyond. Our students connect on platforms like Yellowdig, Zoom, and Slack to engage in course discussions and build relationships. 

BU also has dedicated coaches, career services advisors, student mentors, and more to assist you in whatever you need. You truly have a support system here to help you every step of the way.

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